AlhóndigaBilbao building - inner zone

 

The old and modernist wine warehouse, declared “Public Property of Cultural Interest” by the Basque Government in 1999, celebrates one hundred years since the restoration of facades and the interior transformation, which includes the creation of new areas under the supervision of French designer Philippe Starck.

Starck is a tireless artist. When he visited Bilbao he immediately fell in love with it and the Alhóndiga Project and started to work on it immediately after. As a result of this connection, a new urban area has flowered up. A solemn room, but original and full of surprises that will leave no one indifferent.

Starck has managed to develop an open space hard to rank or classify which will remain in people’s minds and where Bilbao’s energy acquires a life of its own.